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Marbury v. Madison

Outline the events that led to Marbury v. Madison. What lasting consequences did this decision hold? Was it a win for Federalists or Democratic-Republicans and why?

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Marbury v. Madison is well known for a number of things, but the Federalist-Republican power struggle is actually a secondary cause for the case's importance. Nevertheless, it did of necessity establish the fact that party politics would both continue to exhibit a hold on the American political conscience and yet not bind the entirety of the constitutional government structure.

The background to the case is indeed one of political power-grabbing. Adams, a member of the Federalist Party, ...

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The significance and cause of the Marbury v. Madison case is explained in brief.

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